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American civil liberties union
The American Civil Liberties Union Records, The Roger Baldwin years, document the activities of the ACLU from 1917 through 1950. The files contain materials on conscientious objection, freedom of speech, academic freedom, censorship, and labor concerns. The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy, and public policy. Materials include correspondence and newspaper clippings. Subgroup 1 has been digitized in its entirety and is available for members of the Princeton community to view here . To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records .
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Andre De Coppet Collection represents the American history-related collecting activities of American broker and collector Andre De Coppet (Princeton Class of 1915). There are numerous manuscripts, personal letters, documents, and printed material from three main periods: the Revolutionary War, the Federal Period, and the Civil War.
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Arthur Garfield Hays Papers, 1915-1955
MC072
42 boxes 1 folder

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Arthur Garfield Hays Papers consist of correspondence, case files, speeches, articles, books, news clippings, and photos which document his career as a New York City lawyer and general counsel for the ACLU.
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Blair family
The collection consists of the personal and family papers of five members of the Blair and Lee families of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia -- Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876); his daughter, Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-1906); her husband, Samuel Phillips Lee (1812-1897); their son, Blair Lee (1857-1944, Princeton Class of 1880); and his cousin, Andrew Alexander Blair (1848-1932) -- reflecting their various political, journalistic, naval, family, business, legal, and domestic interests.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Charles Carroll Marden Collection of Spanish Documents consists of 637 Spanish documents, collected by philologist and university professor Charles Carroll Marden. The documents are divided into two groups: documents originating from the town of Burgos and several towns around Soria and documents from the town of Alarcon. Later additions to the collection include the earliest document in the collection, dated 1347.
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Delaware Boundary Case Collection, 1664-1932
C0419
7 boxes 5.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of photostats of documents collected by assistant New Jersey attorney general Duane E. Minard regarding a state boundary case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, October term, 1929, in which New Jersey was the plaintiff and Delaware the defendant.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Edward S. Greenbaum (1890-1970) was a lawyer in New York City in the legal firm of Greenbaum, Wolff Ernst who was involved in court reform efforts throughout his career. He also served in the War Department during World War II as executive officer to Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, negotiating contracts with the private sector for munitions and supplies. Greenbaum's papers document his career as a lawyer, as well as his government service, and include correspondence, legal documents, reports, and publications.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of copies of court documents, correspondence, and clippings of Hank Adams, an Assinboine-Sioux Indian, who worked for the National Indian Youth Council and the National Congress of American Indians, and as national director (1968- ) of the Survival of American Indians Association (SAIA).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, a diary (1838), genealogies, documents, legal papers, financial records, and printed matter of the Hubbell family of Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971), a distinguished lawyer and jurist, served on the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Harlan's papers consist of legal materials, correspondence, writings, and personal papers that document his career as an attorney and a judge, especially the period when he was a Supreme Court Justice.
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Kreuger & Toll
The Kreuger Toll Company, founded by Ivar Kreuger, was the holding company of an international match trust based in Sweden whose securities were popular during the 1920s. The company was organized as a giant pyramid scheme and went bankrupt in 1932. The Kreuger Toll Company Records document the company's bankruptcy and include court and legal documents and accountants' reports.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Consists of a collection of correspondence, writings, legal documents, and genealogical papers belonging to Martha Bradstreet (1780-1871) of Bennettsville, New York. Bradstreet inherited land in Oneida, Herkimer, and Delaware Counties, New York, through her step-grandfather, Major General John Bradstreet (1711-1774), and fought legal battles surrounding her land claims for much of the 19th century.
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McCarter and English (Firm).
This collection consists of materials collected by the law firm of McCarter English of Newark, New Jersey in connection with representation of the Iowa, Sac and Fox, Otoe and Missouria, and Omaha tribes before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970. The records document the cases; briefs, findings of fact, valuations, reports and orders are included. More significantly, the records include a vast storehouse of evidentiary documentation on the history of these tribes and others, much of it dating to the early nineteenth century.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a collection of miscellaneous material, both originals and copies, related to Mormons, Mormonism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Office of General Counsel, established in 1972, provides legal counsel to officers and departments of the University, and serves as legal representative for the University in litigation, administrative matters, and transactions. The records contain correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, administrative material relating to the Office of General Counsel and other departments, legal documents, grant and tax reports, legal briefs, affidavits, depositions, as well as litigation material involving estates, trusts, gifts, University employees, and various individuals and corporations.
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Olden Family Papers, 1769-1847
C0531
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Olden family
Consists mostly of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of members of the Olden family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Benjamin Olden, Ephraim Olden, John Olden, and Samuel Olden.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of various Ottoman Turkish documents (1829-1906), with some Greek annotations, pertaining to the areas of Trikala (Tricca), Ioannina (Janina), Karditsa and Thessaly in Greece.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters and assorted documents of the Radcliffe Family of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, partly concerning trade with the Ottoman Empire. Also included are letters and legal documents pertaining to the Clarke and Evelyn families of England.
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San Juan Pueblo Records, 1863-1958
WC010
1 box 0.4 linear feet

San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Consists of photocopies of a Tewa-speaking tribe's documents from the archive of the governor of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, including leases, operating accounts, financial statements, contracts, and notices. There are also three open-reel audiotapes containing recordings of songs from the Hopi, San Juan, and Zuni peoples.
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Stockton Family Papers, 1700-1902 (mostly 1775-1850)
C0490
4 boxes 10 Volumes 1.7 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of various personal and business papers of members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, particularly those of American lawyer, farmer, and politician Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779).
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Thomas Potts Johnson Collection, 1769-1846
C0471
8 boxes 3.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Potts Johnson's legal practice covering the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Essex; papers pertaining to his position as New Jersey attorney general; and two family photograph albums.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
William Byler was Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) from 1962 to 1980. After leaving AAIA, Byler continued advocating for the Native American community, first at Gerard, Byler and Associates and later at William Byler Associates. Byler's papers document his work on behalf of the Native American community after leaving AAIA. The papers include legal memoranda, draft and final agreements between Native American communities and companies or government agencies, and court documents, as well as topical files of related legislation and reports on the issues.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of fifty-two New Jersey documents collected by William Libbey (Princeton Class of 1877), the bulk of which are deeds representing the counties of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Hunterdon and the towns of Princeton, Rocky Hill, Montgomery, and Lawrence.
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Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company
Manuscript on paper in Nahautl and Spanish. Tehuacán, 1624. Bookseller's description: "Soon after the completion of the conquest of Mexico, the native populations learned the importance of Spanish law and quickly learned to use it to their advantage as much as the system would allow. In this legal proceeding the Nahuatl-speaking citizens of the towns of Coculco and Tempatetetzintla seek redress via the courts for actions of a Spanish neighbor named Antonio de Padilla who lived in the neighboring area of Tehucán in Central Mexico. The man from whom Padilla purchased his land had settled a case out of court with the indigenous townspeople herein for the sum of 100 pesos and an agreement to cede some of his land to them. Padilla, however, respected neither the [indigenous peoples] nor the legal process; he continued to plant both on the ceded lands and to plant on land that the [indigenous peoples] alleged was always theirs, while deforesting some other of their land and also denying them their longheld access to water, including use of an irrigation canal that had been created by the [indigenous peoples] themselves with great difficulty. In a region with little water, water rights were extremely important. Three officials from the affected towns brought this lawsuit against Padilla in 1624. The testimony gathered by the plaintiffs, in both Spanish and Nahuatl, is presented in 18 documents (most in Spanish translation via a bilingual court official), and they convinced the contador of Tehuacán, who served as judge, to rule in favor of the [indigenous peoples]."